Military students get commercial logistics insight from Meachers 

Students and instructors from the DCLPA visiting Meachers

Meachers Global Logistics is continuing to support students at the Defence College of Logistics, Policing & Administration (DCLPA) in Worthy Down to develop their understanding of commercial logistics.

The 15 students, from the Defence School of Logistics and Administration (DSLA) Engineer Logistics Division, are currently studying the Military Engineer Logistics Supervisor course.

They visited Meachers’ warehouse facility in Nursling, Southampton to see the first-hand the processes it uses and gain real-world insight into aspects of logistics relevant to their role.

This included warehouse management, stocktaking and stock maintenance, equipment maintenance and inspection, and consignment tracking and systems administration.

Gary Whittle, Commercial Director at Meachers, said:

“We’re delighted the DCLPA sees value in its students visiting us, hearing from our team and seeing how we do things. We’re incredibly proud of the processes we’ve developed and honed over 60 years. These have enabled us to provide a first-class logistics service that our customers can depend on. We are only too happy to share these with the college to aid its students in their career development.”

WO2 Tekbahadur Gurung, from the Engineer Logistics Division, Supply Training Wing at the DSLA, added:

“On behalf of the college, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Gary and his team for welcoming our students again this year. These visits play a key part in helping us demonstrate how logistics can operate efficiently in the civilian world. Meachers has a great deal of knowledge and experience in this regard, and we’re grateful they are happy to share this with our students.”